Welcome to Sparta Early Childhood Center

Child Care | Tuition Preschool | GSRP | ECSE | Head Start | Bright Beginnings 

The Early Childhood Center (ECC) programming focuses on safety, care, development, and kindergarten readiness. The ECC houses several programs including Sparta Child Care, Sparta Tuition Preschool, Bright Beginnings, Head Start, and Great Start Readiness Program. 

Sparta Child Care  provides both a daycare program and educational enrichment for children ages 3 through Kindergarten. Care is offered year around and stays open during school breaks and snow days. Enrollment is not limited to residents of Sparta Area Schools.

Sparta Tuition Preschool provides a family-centered approach to educating 3- year old children. Sparta Tuition Preschool allows children to be assisted in developing motor skills, expressing feelings, counting, measuring, and making friends.  The Sparta Tuition Program also includes two parent-teacher conferences, parent in-services, and workshops.

Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) is a state-funded free preschool program for qualifying 4-year-old children Monday- Thursday. GSRP also includes two home visits, two parent-teacher conferences, parent in-services and workshops.

Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) provides quality specialized instruction specific to the developmental needs of young children in the areas of social/emotional, early language/literacy, and adaptive behavior in order to increase inclusion within their neighborhood schools and in the community.

Head Start for Kent County (HS4KC) non-profit agency that provides holistic, family-centered services at no cost to qualifying families in Kent County, MI. Head Start for Kent County delivers comprehensive services to low-income children five and under and their families, while promoting their well-being and development.

Bright Beginnings is a no cost family outreach and support program which uses the Parent as Teachers curriculum model. Parents as Teachers believes that children are born to learn and that parents are their children's first and most important teacher! Monthly play dates are held for parents and their children.


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Sparta Early Childhood Center - ECC

480 S State St
Sparta,  MI   49345
Main Office: 616-887-0068
Fax: 616-887-9958


Open Year Round

For enrollment: Call the main office or email megan.beduhn@spartaschools.org

3-Year-Old Tuition Preschool Hours:

Tuesdays & Thursdays:

For enrollment: Call the main office or email megan.beduhn@spartaschools.org

Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) Hours:


For enrollment: Please fill out this application GSRP Application

Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Hours:

AM Session: 8:35am-11:50am
PM Session: 12:35pm-3:50pm

Head Start - Sparta Site

Phone: 616-735-5327
Email: mmccarty@hs4kc.org
Website: hs4kc.org

2021-2022 GSRP Calender

2021-2022 3's Tuition Preschool Calender